What Is A “Salsa Congress”?

A “Salsa Congress” is a gathering which can consist of dance classes, social dancing, performances, live music, and an opportunity for dancers from a large region to come together.  Although Salsa may be a foundation of a “Salsa Congress” many congresses also include other genres of dance such as Bachata, Casino, Kizomba, Cumbia, etc.


What Are The Workshops/Classes Like?

The classes range from beginning to intermediate.  Classes will consist of a warm up, and/or an overall explanation about the dance.  For the majority of the class expect to dance with rotating partners.


Do I Need A Partner To Attend The Classes?

Not at all!  In classes, expect the instructors to have everyone rotate partners ( if you do come as a couple you can elect not to rotate, but one always learns much more by dancing with different people!).


How Is The Tri-Cities Salsa Congress Different From Other Congresses?

This will be a smaller and more intimate experience, and this is the beauty of this congress.  The Tri-Cities  and surrounding areas have a strong dance community filled with dancers who have  experienced and traveled all over the country (and world) to experience other Salsa Congresses.  This vast amount of experience will be drawn upon to develop  our Tri-Cities Salsa Congress.  Many people from the community have come together to help make this event a success.  It is AWESOME!


How Do I Get In Touch With Organizers Of The Event?

There are a few options for contacting Congress organizers.  You can send an email to tricitiessalsacongress@gmail.com.  You can also contact us easily via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/tricities.salsacongress).


What Do I Wear To The Workshops?

DRESS COMFORTABLY!!  Work-out clothes are good–save your “dress to impress” attire for the social dancing on Friday and Saturday night!  There will be dance floors in the workshops, so you can wear dance shoes, but they certainly are not necessary.


Do I Need Dance Experience To Attend This Congress?

For Salsa, Bachata, and Kizomba there will be beginning  AND intermediate level classes.  Expect dancers ranging from beginner to advanced in the classes!  Even advanced dancers take beginning classes to work on the important foundations of the dance.


Are There Food/Restaurants Nearby?

There are a number of restaurants within walking distance of the Red Lion Hotel in Kennewick. There are also many other options a short drive away—message us with any questions, and we’ll hook you up with options!


Is There Alcohol?

There will be a full cash bar for both evenings of social dancing.


I’m Under 21, Can I Still Attend?

YES, you can attend both the workshops and evening socials. 


Can I Re-sell My Ticket Or Get A Refund?

Ticket transfers are allowed by contacting us directly through email or Facebook.  Tickets are non-refundable.


What Is Salsa?

Salsa is a Latin dance with early origins in both Cuba and Puerto Rico.  Its more modern form has been credited to New York and later Los Angeles.  Salsa has become one of the most popular dances around the world.


What Is Traditional Dominican Bachata?

Originating from the island nation of the Dominican Republic, Bachata is a sensual partner dance which has taken the world by storm and is becoming more and more popular.


What Is Kizomba?

Kizomba is a beautiful partner dance developed in Angola and the former Portuguese colonies including Cape Verde, Mozambique, and Guinea Bissau.  Derived from the Angolan dance of Semba, today it has evolved into a dance that some describe as a fusion of Argentine Tango and Modern Bachata.  It’s an intimate dance based on the connection between two people, dancing as one.

Here is an example: